The Branford House at UConn Avery Point

Enjoy a panoramic ocean view with sailboats drifting by and a sparkling lawn – all enjoyed from the patio of our majestic, turn-of-the-century mansion or from beneath a tent billowing from the sea breeze. With its regal entryway, grand architecture, and commanding oak-carved staircase, the Branford House is the ideal setting for your special event. With its beautiful stone façade and warm, hand-carved wooden panel interiors, the Branford House hosts festive events and gala celebrations year-round. Mingle with guests on the sprawling stone veranda and enjoy dining and dancing in the ballroom. Your family and friends will be charmed by it all – stone terraces, the great room’s two-story marble fireplace, rococo ceilings, a lawn that stretches to the Avery Point Lighthouse, and waves breaking on the shore.